With UTSA now no longer in a conference with Texas State there has been much discussion about who their new rivals will be and while a 19 point win isn't the typical stuff of rivalries this game could well be the start of what could become a big rivalry between the two University of Texas System schools.
It was UTSA's first game in Conference USA and sees them off to the right start in conference play as they showed they belong at this level.
The Roadrunners clearly did their homework, as they looked to restrict UTEP on the run as they were ranked 12th in FBS on rushing yards coming in to the encounter, managing only 218 yards in total offense all game, failing to score a single offensive touchdown.
Drew Douglas was the star for the defense as he managed 11 tackles, a career high, with Bennett Okotcha following closely with nine and two pass break-ups.
Offensively UTSA managed 385 yards of total offense through the match, turning the Miners' strength against them as they rushed for a season high 181 yards.
UTSA did not mess around managing a 75-yard drive on the opening possession to take an early lead thanks to a 29 yard run from Brandon Armstrong for his first running score of the year.
The Miners' sole touchdown of the game came on the kickoff as a 100 yard kickoff return from Autrey Golden tied things up for the hosts.
UTEP actually had the lead going in to the first minor break as Jay Mattox was able to hit a 28-yard field goal to make it 10-7 at the end of the quarter.
UTSA came out firing in the second quarter with an 80-yard drive that they dominated as they pushed the Miners back and back before Kam Jones made the final 28 yards to cap an all around impressive offensive drive.
That drive was made even worse for UTEP moments later as Seth Grubb managed a two yard rush for the two point conversion to give UTSA a 15-10 lead.
A three-and-out was then forced by UTSA with Will Ritter leading as he stopped Autrey behind the line of scrimmage before the Roadrunners responded with just two plays Eric Soza found Cole Hubble for a 17 yard touchdown pass as they pushed the lead out to 15 at the half.
UTEP's defense was much tighter in the second half as UTSA were unable to score in the third quarter but despite their good defensive work they only managed a 24-yard field goal.
David Glasco III managed to complete the scoring with 2:45 to play in the game as UTSA managed a 10-play 77-yard drive over almost six minutes with Glasco managing a 17-yard rushing touchdown to seal the 32-13 win.